By Solomon Nwoke, Warri
The technical Director of the Nigeria Amateur Wrestling Federation ( NAWF), Sir Ohaike Demian is happy that the maiden Chief E K Clerk national Open Championship which begins today in Warri will afford the federation the opportunity to select wrestlers for camping ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
“We are expecting a large number of wrestlers in this competition. We are expecting much from the competition because this is where we will select the wrestlers that would be called to camp in preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
This competition will afford us the opportunity to look again at the current form of the wrestlers that will don the country’s colors at the Commonwealth Games and for this reason we have modified the categories of Greco Roman up to 10 and this is going to provide a lot fun for everyone”.
According to the programme of the events released yesterday, the federation started with the laying of the wrestling mats at the indoor hall of the Brown Hill Events Centre and followed by the clinic for all stake holders- coaches, referees and wrestlers to update them on the latest rules.